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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Maria’s Trattoria Luncheon
122 Peel Street, North Melbourne

BYO favourite wine and match it with traditional Italian cuisine

On Wednesday June 6th we’re reviving a format enjoyed by the Guild many years ago. It involves each couple (or single) bringing along a special or favourite bottle of wine and matching that wine with their choice from the Maria’s Trattoria à la carte menu of traditional Italian dishes.

We will be seated in a dedicated area of the restaurant. Everyone at each table (or half table) tastes each of the wines brought to that table by members during the meal. An elected speaker on each table then talks to the room about the ‘best’ or most interesting wine tasted and why it was voted for. The luncheon and tasting will be hosted by our esteemed President, Bob Bailey.

Time: 12.00 noon for a 12.30 pm with sparkling served on arrival.

Cost:  Meal from the à la carte menu at your own cost. There is no other cost for members. The additional cost for non-members is $10 per person, which must be paid in advance.

Sparkling on arrival and corkage for BYO wines will be provided by the Guild.

The area is well served by public transport. Trams 57 & 59 run past Melbourne Central train station and stop near the restaurant, on the corner of Peel & Victoria Streets. Tram 58 passes Flagstaff Station and stops outside the restaurant. There is ticketed parking in local streets.There is a link to a Google Map below to assist.

RSVP: Saturday, June 2
Booking is essential for both members and non-members
. Please use the online booking form by clicking on the button below.

Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018
Weekend Coach Tour of the Pyrenees Wine Region

This tour will take you to some of the best wineries in the Pyrenees wine region, including Blue Pyrenees Estate, Summerfield Winery, Sally’s Paddock Redbank Winery and Amherst Winery. It will also take you to one of Victoria’s best farmers markets and includes a Winemaker’s Dinner hosted by Kara Kara Estate. Accommodation will be in the historic Goldfields town of Maryborough.
Click on the orange links for winery websites.

Coming up later in the year!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018  Restaurant Lunch, Maria’s Trattoria, North Melbourne
Bring your own special bottle to taste and discuss and match with food of your choice from Maria’s traditional Italian menu. Pre-lunch sparkling will be provided.

Sunday, July 22, 2018  Yarra Valley Winery Lunch 
Self-drive. Winery to be announced.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018  Annual General Meeting and Dinner
Box Hill Golf Club. Guest speaker: Milton Wordley: wine photographer, photojournalist, author of the blog winetenquestions.com.au and co-creator of the award-winning book ‘A Year in the Life of Grange’.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018  Dinner at Zest Restaurant, Holmesglen TAFE, Waverley
Speaker to be announced.

October 2018  Annual Bottling Day
Date and location to  be announced.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018  Taste ‘n’ Talk, Burwood Bowls Club
‘Beaujolais Nouveau’.

Sunday December 9, 2018 End-of-year Luncheon
Location to  be announced.

The program is subject to change due to regional events and the changing availability of quality venues and speakers that we have come to expect.